Copper for Kids
Copper for Kids is a campaign of Stanford Sierra Youth & Families (SSYAF), and was founded over 11 years ago. It was established to raise funds to provide permanent loving families and support services to local children in foster care. Without the support of a family, these vulnerable youth face devastating outcomes. Within just 2 years of aging out of foster care, more than 50% of these youth will be homeless, in jail, or addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Originally the campaign focused on enlisting the support of the construction industry to raise funds through recycling scrap copper and has now expanded to include more ways to help. Together, we can ensure that every child in foster care has permanent connections to family and the support they need to thrive.